The authors present a repair for severe mitral regurgitation that demonstrates the effectiveness and reproducibility of the placement of preformed neochords.
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Complex Mitral Valve Repair: Triangular Resection, Annuloplasty, and Chordal Replacement With Premeasured Loops
June 18, 2019
May 29, 2019
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini speaks with Antonio Maria Calafiore of the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In Global News: Prevalence of Spin in RCT Reports, Setting the Standard for Teamwork, and the Continued Public Health Challenge of Asbestos
May 24, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Despite being the leading cause of death in the US, heart disease was the most-Googled disease in only one state: Maine.
May 14, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the UK presents an educational series on cardiac anatomy in which he discusses some of the fundamental concepts.
From Bench to Reality: Development of Simulation, 3D Printing, and Air-Pilot-Training Concept Course for Endoscopic Mitral Valve Surgery
April 30, 2019
The author discusses the development of simulation, 3D printing, and an air-pilot-training concept course for endoscopic mitral valve techniques.
2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: A Proposal to Optimize Care for Patients With Valvular Heart Disease
April 20, 2019
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) published a joint expert consensus and evidence-based recommendations for systems of care related to valvular he
April 13, 2019
The Stanford University cardiac surgery team expounds on current evidence for selection of prostheses in valve replacement. While more liberal usage of biologic prostheses in younger patients may be appropriate for the aortic valve, the support for this practice in the mitral position is not as strong.
April 11, 2019
The Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting 2019 streamed live from Sitges, Spain. Find the plenary sessions here.
Replicated Mitral Valve Models From Real Patients Offer Training Opportunities for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
April 10, 2019
Engelhardt and colleagues describe a high-fidelity training simulator for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. The novelty of this simulator was the fact that it was equipped with new silicone replicas of patient-specific pathological mitral valves.
Double Replacement With Reconstruction of the Aortomitral Fibrous Body for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis "Commando Procedure"
April 9, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of the "Commando procedure" to treat invasive double valve endocarditis that involves the aortomitral fibrous body.